Cambridge - increasing confidence and awareness of new sports

Cambridge Coleridge Sports Partnership hosted thirteen primary schools over two mornings in January. Ten children from each school tried out different sports based activities including indoor rowing. The aim was to increase confidence and awareness of sports they may not have come across. The events were led or supported by sports leaders from Coleridge.

*Year 7 Indoor rowing club members all smiles after coaching visiting Primary students*

"Two weeks ago, at a Coleridge sports event, we taught 130 Year 4s and 5s to row in ten minutes per group. We showed them step by step and gave them tips. We had two minutes to teach half of the group the basics then switched, then came back to the first half to explore rowing more deeply. We enjoyed helping out and we think everyone else enjoyed it too!"
Annie, Lizzie and Rosie, Year 7 Coleridge Indoor Rowing Club

Norwich - UEA Primary Festival of Sport

In January EAYR were excited to host introduction to rowing workshops for 450 early years students aged 6-9years who were attending the Norfolk Festival of Sport at the University of East Anglia. The youngest students had an amazing time learning basic rowing movements while singing Row Row Your Boat, and the Year 4 students had the opportunity to explore indoor rowing machines as well. We are extremely grateful to UEA Sportspark for loaning us their ergos for this event, and delighted to be heading back to run further workshops for the Year 5 and 6 Festival of Sport at the end of February.

*Year 3 students from Dickleburgh CofE Primary Academy learning how to Row Row Row their boats*

"It was amazing to see how much the early years students enjoyed the sessions, and how quickly they picked up correct rowing movements - so many potential future rowers now aware of the sport!"
Jeni Barnacle, EAYR Norfolk & Suffolk Project Lead

12th February 2024

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